Travel Blogs from Zhangzhou
I'm just looking back on some of the fun moments of this trip through China. It has been a wonderful and exciting journey. It has been tough at times, for China can be an unforgiving country. It has also been sweet, innocent and an overwhelming feeling of home. The people I have met along the way on this, my 10th trip have been filled with humour, understanding and hospitality.
I have included yesterday's evening in Xiamen, after returning from the round houses into today's post. This brings me up-to-date and on the eve of my rail trip tonight that starts here in Xiamen and ends in Beijing 33 hours later!
Xiamen is a city on the sea. The Taiwan Strait actually. Last night after a bit of a rest and a wander around the lane ways, I am starting to form an attachment with this location. It is very much ...
... tourists bring in money (though I seriously question how much actually make it to the families) but there is a total disconnect between those who live here and the brightly coloured tourists (see also post about the tunnel road) who parade in and line up their comrades and take photos of each other before exiting to the waiting buses for their next destination.
Life outside the villages and in the other communities in the area is slow, simple and ...
Today the 9 hour train ride from Shanghai ended in the Taiwan Straight city of Xiamen, known as a romantic city on the sea. Indeed, after dropping my bags in a Home Inn that does welcome foreigners, I head to the Jimei school area in Xiamen, complete with a mini lake, dragon boats and pagodas for lovers to sit together and enjoy a warm evening.
The high school, university and beautiful grounds were given as a gift to China in this area in 1913 by ...
... and waiting til we had to go and meet up with the others. Was a pretty fun day I'd say!" - Robbie
"At 10.30 this morning I headed out for the day with someone from the school. We jumped in a taxi and went to see the university and a temple. After that we headed to his for lunch and we played PS3 til 3pm. Then we went out with another group to play a complicated puzzle game. It was a really fun but tiring day" - BigStu
TripAdvisor Reviews Yongheng Hotel Zhangzhou
Other places to stay in Zhangzhou
Dongshandao Maluanwan, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $45
Xiangcheng District, Zhangzhou | 4 star hotelfrom $67
Xiangcheng District, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $32
Xiangcheng District, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $48
No.4 Shengli Road, Zhangzhou | 4 star hotelfrom $48
Xiangcheng District, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $51
No.33 North Yan'an Road, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $32
Opposite to the hospital of traditional Chinese medicine, Xiangcheng District, Zhangzhou | Hotelfrom $22